Cops and Writers is an informative, and often humorous podcast primarily for crime writers that are serious about creating accurate and believable police stories. Your host, Sergeant Patrick O'Donnell, worked the street as a cop and sergeant in one of the biggest police departments in America for over 25 years. Now retired, he is an author, consultant, public speaker, and podcaster here to help you write your best crime-related story. O'Donnell will conduct in-depth interviews with members of state, federal, and local law enforcement and civilian experts in police procedure, getting the questions you want to be answered regarding the often misunderstood and misrepresented world of police procedure and police culture. O’Donnell will also interview crime fiction writers and writers from all different genres that have police procedures in their stories on the show. They will discuss what works for them in the ever-changing landscape of book sales and publishing. If you like candid stories told with cop humor and lots of technical details about the world the police live in, come ride along with O'Donnell and his guests as they give you an exclusive peek behind the yellow tape.